Social Service Practitioner I (CFS)

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $56,430.40 - $75,691.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

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  • Recruitment Bonus- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000*
  • Remote Assignment- Newly hired employees from this recruitment accepting positions in Victorville, Barstow, Yucca Valley, and Needles may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000*
*According to criteria established in the Professional Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see pages 64-67 )

Social Service Practitioner (SSP) I is the trainee level of the professional social work series. These positions provide professional social work services including diagnosis, assessment, intervention and case management support to children and/or families with complex health, psychological or economic problems. Work requires investigating and/or supporting cases involving neglect, abuse, emotional or behavioral problems, physical/mental disabilities or other health conditions. Travel and field work, including home visits, are a routine part of these assignments. Click Here for Social Service Practitioner Job Preview Video. TRAINING/ADVANCEMENT

Social Service Practitioners I work under close supervision in a training capacity while acquiring the necessary skills and experience to qualify for promotion to the Social Service Practitioner II ($ 59,280-$83,512 annually) . Starting salary may be commensurate with qualifications and/or child welfare services experience.

Promotion : Incumbents in the class of SSP I are eligible for promotion to SSP II upon completion of the training period or meeting the minimum requirements for the SSP II, in addition to receiving a satisfactory Work Performance Evaluation. Incumbents must successfully promote within twelve (12) months of hire or be terminated.

Children and Family Services (CFS) offers a competitive salary and benefits package and rewards dedicated employees with long-term service commitment to the County. Social Service Practitioners may automatically promote within the series to Social Service Practitioner III ( $63,793-$88,816 annually) according to criteria established in the Professional Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see page 68 ).


As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay ($1.75 above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for the Professional (SEIU) Unit, refer to the MBO - BbOU - Benefits Summary Guide .


Candidates available for the following assignments are encouraged to apply and may receive additional compensation as specified in the MOU .

  • Bilingual Positions: Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.
  • Standby or call-back duty
  • Rotating/Swing/Night Shift: CFS provides 24 hour emergency response services and operates an After Hours Response Center, which requires availability to work swing and/or night shift. Positions may be assigned to work a 4/10 or 3/12 schedule and may be eligible to receive an Evening/Night Shift Differential. Make sure to indicate a willingness to work rotating shifts, which includes weekends, on your application.


Travel : Statewide and nationwide travel may be required. Travel throughout the County is also required, and employees may be required to make provisions for local transportation (mileage reimbursement is available at current IRS rates). A valid California Class C driver license, clean driving record and proof of automobile liability insurance must be maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

Physical : Employees visit clients in their homes and other settings to complete risk and safety assessments. Incumbents must be able to visually assess allegations of abuse and the client's environment as mandated by the State of California. Positions require ability to lift and carry children up to fifty (50) lbs.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following options:

Option A: Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education. Applications will also be accepted from candidates who are within 120 days of completing a BSW. Job offers may be made contingent upon degree completion; verification of qualifications will be required prior to hire.

Option B: Education: Thirty (30) semester (45 quarter) units of graduate or upper division coursework in Behavioral Science, Psychology, Social Services/Human Services, Cultural and Gender Studies, or Human Development. ( Note : Candidates with degree titles not specified above (e.g. Criminal Justice, Political Science, etc.) may be considered but must provide coursework for review.) Candidates must provide a list of completed coursework or copies of transcripts unless they have completed a Bachelor's/Advanced Degree in a qualifying area .
Experience: Two (2) years of casework experience equivalent to a Social Worker II in San Bernardino County. ( Note: Experience as a Social Worker II Trainee is not qualifying and should be clearly distinguished from experience as a Social Worker II on application or resume.)

Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. BSW/MSW degrees or coursework must be approved by the Council on Social Work Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside of the U.S. must be accompanied by an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service indicating equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Proof of the required completed coursework and/or degree(s) will be required at the time of the interview.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in government child welfare or other social work experience related to the services provided within CFS is highly desirable.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible. Resumes may accompany the application as supplemental information only, but are typically not considered or reviewed unless specifically requested on the job announcement. Completing your application with statements such as "see/refer to resume" or "see attached" rather than completing your work history may affect your eligibility or competitive evaluation score.

Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email or text message . Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.

Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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